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Letter From the Middle East: A Revelation in Israeli Baby Names

published about 8 hours ago
Israel’s population authority left Muhammad off the annual Top 10 list of baby names, even though it was No. 1.

Kurdish and Iraqi Forces Widen Offensive Against ISIS in Northern Iraq

published about 8 hours ago
Kurdish and Iraqi Forces Widen Offensive Against ISIS in Northern Iraq
Kurdish pesh merga fighters and Iraqi security forces began efforts to drive out Islamic State from several parts of northern Iraq, including near the Syria border.

Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria Appears to Be Over

published about 8 hours ago
Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria Appears to Be Over
Every known case in the country has now died or recovered, and the cure rate was unusually high for an African outbreak.

Fault Is Shared in Misjudging of ISIS Threat

published about 22 hours ago
Fault Is Shared in Misjudging of ISIS Threat
The question of how officials failed to anticipate the rise of a militant force that in the space of a few months has redrawn the map of the Middle East resonates inside and outside the Obama administration.

Opposition in Syria Is Skeptical of U.S. Strikes on ISIS

published about 23 hours ago
Opposition in Syria Is Skeptical of U.S. Strikes on ISIS
Protests against American airstrikes have broken out across insurgent-held Syria over the past week, including among some of the very insurgents who spent years calling for them.